Emory Report
September 15, 2008
Volume 61, Number 4



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September 15, 2008

Matthew Morris, associate professor of French at Oxford College, co-directed a three-day international colloquium in June at the Centre d’Etudes Superieures de Civilisation Medievale, an arm of France’s Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique.

The colloquium, titled “Ecriture et réécriture du merveilleux féerique : Autour de Mélusine,” was co-sponsored by Emory and the University of Poitiers in Poitiers, France.

The University’s payroll department received the Prism award for Best Processes from the American Payroll Association. The department has been ranked as number one in the nation for best practice payroll processes.

The award was given for the process the department’s team developed to certify, train and test more than 400 timekeepers for the University’s automated time and attendance program.

Team members are Beth Cox, Rhonda Foster, Joleen Mitchell, Amber Sims, Stacy Taylor and Evon Wilson.

Jagdish Sheth, Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing at the Goizueta Business School, was a winner of the World Trade Center Atlanta’s 2008 Governor’s International Awards presented Aug. 23.

The awards celebrate the achievements of Georgia-based companies and individuals in four categories: international investment, international trade, international educational program and individual contributions to the international community.

Sheth was the winner in the individual contributions to the international community category.

The Emory tennis team won the DaveFM Summer League tennis championship.

Team members include: Anita Bellail, postdoctoral fellow in pathology in the School of Medicine; Dan Brat, professor of pathology; Carrie Eggers, captain, lead research specialist at Winship Cancer Institute; Adam Marcus, assistant professor at Winship; Valerie Lockhart, Oxford College athletics staff; John Nickerson, associate professor in opthamology; Vicki Riedel, executive director of development at Winship; and Hilary Rosenthal, Winship research specialist.

Emory, in its first year of playing together, beat Traveler’s Insurance in the semifinals and the King & Spalding law firm in the finals. The team’s trophy is on display in the Winship labs.